http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation: Distillation column DCS control configuration http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/columns/process-control-instrumentation-and-automation-distillation-column-dcs-control-configuration Is there a consensus about a distillation column distributed control system (DCS) control strategy? Much has been written about this topic, covering configuration possibilities, constraints and interacting control considerations. Advanced cleaner technology: Leveraging tailored solutions for reliability goals http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/june-2022/special-focus-process-optimization/advanced-cleaner-technology-leveraging-tailored-solutions-for-reliability-goals Operators at refineries, petrochemical plants and power generation companies are under constant pressure to reduce maintenance and operational costs, boost productivity, minimize risk of unplanned outages and maximize time between overhaul periods. Save energy and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/digital-technology/save-energy-and-reduce-cosub2sub-emissions-with-closed-loop-optimization-of-utilities-networks Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/may-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1960s-petrochemicals-rise-in-prominence-and-new-know-how-in-refining-processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes High risk, high stakes: Why digitalization is critical for hydrocarbon processing http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/digital-technology/high-risk-high-stakes-why-digitalization-is-critical-for-hydrocarbon-processing Hydrocarbon processing, by nature, is a high-risk operation. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/100th-anniversary/hp-flashback-excerpts-from-the-1950s-capacity-expands-after-ww2-and-technologies-and-maintenance-mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing. Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/special-focus-maintenance-and-reliability/investigation-and-diagnosis-of-startup-foaming-issues-at-a-new-tail-gas-treater In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery. Expect the unexpected: Estimation of uncertainty in custody measurement http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/process-controls-instrumentation-and-automation/expect-the-unexpected-estimation-of-uncertainty-in-custody-measurement Uncertainty in input parameters does not have an identical effect on uncertainty in the output. Business Trends: The economics of reliability: Global chemicals http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/trends-and-resources/business-trends-the-economics-of-reliability-global-chemicals Chemical manufacturers worldwide are navigating an inflection point. Following the pandemic-fueled demand crash of 2020, a strong but stilted recovery unfolded in 2021. Reliability: Valuable trends combine innovation and time management http://admin.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2022/april-2022/columns/reliability-valuable-trends-combine-innovation-and-time-management These days, regrettably, it is not unusual to encounter shallow thinkers.